A ‘friendly and happy dog’ who was thrown onto a city grid road from a bridge has died.
Jack Russell, Harry, was stolen from outside the Co-op in Great Linford on Saturday and three teenage boys ran towards a bridge that leads over the V8 Marlborough Street.
The boys demanded money from the owner and when they didn’t get it they threw the dog on to the road.
Harry, pictured right, initially survived the fall and was rushed to a vet in Walnut Tree, but after suffering brain damage and blindness the decision was made to put the dog to sleep.
The dog’s owner was too upset to speak to this newspaper, but a friend said: “Harry was a very friendly and happy dog. He used to follow his owner everywhere, so much so he used to call Harry his shadow.
“He was well known around the area and everyone loved him. My dog and Harry used to get on like a house on fire. I am surprised he survived the fall at all because it is a long drop. The only thing you can say is that he’s not in pain anymore.
“I have bred dogs for around 50 years so this is very hard to take in. The best thing we can all do is be there for the owner who is understandably devastated.”
Three teenage boys have been arrested and released on police bail until September 22.
The RSPCA has confirmed it is investigating animal cruelty charges.